Baseball's Creation Myth

Baseball's Creation Myth

Adam Ford, Abner Graves and the Cooperstown Story

Book - 2013
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"The story about baseball's being invented in Cooperstown, New York, in 1839 by Civil War hero Abner Doubleday seemed to prove America's national pastime was an American game, not derived from the English children's game of rounders as had been believed. This book provides a surprising answer about the origins of America's most durable myth"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina :, McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers,, [2013]
ISBN: 9780786471997
Branch Call Number: 796.357 Martin 06/2013
Characteristics: x, 215 pages :,illustrations, maps ;,23 cm


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Jan 07, 2014

Bruce Martin has written a most fascinating book. It shows that early expressions of Baseball were also found in Canada as in United States of America. His work examines documentation of playing of an early form of this game in Canada, e.g., Beachville. The work of Adam Ford is largely unknown by most baseball fans including Americans and Canadians. This work is well-written and consequently easy to read. Baseball fans would find this work quite revealing about the times, people and the main characters (e.g. Abner Graves, Adam Ford and A.G Spalding) involved in the story of baseball. Highly recommended.
Seelochan Beharry


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